Playlist creation issues

been using MP3tag for years, have run into an issue of late.
I've noticed that every time I create a playlist the following happens:

  1. the default name is now "mp3tag.m3u" which never used to happen
  2. when I go to play the playlist in VLC or on my android device, the playlist is empty.
    This only started recently, perhaps the last few months (can't pin anything down more specific).
    Using W10 64 bit.
    Thanks in advance!

You can set a default name in Tools>Options>Playlist.
As I cannot look over your shoulder what you do when you create a playlist ... you can open any playlist in a plain text editor and see what is in it.

seems when I changed the default title to %artist% - %album% it now works again.